Apple Compote is a lovely chunky sauce that is easy to make and goes with so many things. You can make this in advance and will stay fresh in the fridge for about 2 week. However, I have got into the habit of making this in large batches and freezing. If you pour the mixture into freezer bags and lay them flat, they take up a lot less space in the freezer. Also compote is not the same as jam. Compote is not strained and retains the pulp and should only be semi-firm. Jam is normally strained and firmer than compote.
- Place the chopped apples in a smallish saucepan with the lemon juice and water.
- Cover with a lid and simmer for about 15 minutes until very soft stirring occasionally.
- Remove from the hob and add the brown sugar to sweeten if required. Stir well until fully absorbed.